Category Archives: European Cup

Time for Scottish Clubs to deliver again on the continental stage
By J Bleasdale |

SEASON 2007/08 was a campaign where Scottish Football showed signs of progress. Both the Old Firm were in the Champions League, Aberdeen went into the Group Stages of the UEFA Cup (since renamed the Europa League), Celtic defeated defending Champions AC Milan en route to the last 16 of the Champions League, Rangers dropped into [Read more]

And then there were two! Another mixed bag for Scottish clubs in Europe
By J Bleasdale |

THIS weeks report card of Scottish clubs in Europe once again produced mixed results in the Second Qualifying stages of the Champions League and Europa League respectively. Celtic and Aberdeen advanced as expected, with the Champions making amends for last weeks freak result by turning over Lincoln Red Imps 3-0 and the Dons producing a [Read more]

Roy Keane was correct
By A Alexander |

Well done to Roy Keane for daring to say that the referee’s decision which went against Manchester United was a correct call. The fact that he has attracted a plethora of hysterical comments from united sympathisers both inside and outside the TV studio is not relevant. Those concerned seem to have forgotten the service he [Read more]

Champions League Final
By A Alexander |

It is hard to believe these days that Scotland once had a specific interest in this final as Celtic’s two appearances in it in 1967 and 1970 took place long before many of their fans were born. The present state of Scottish football suggests that it may never happen again especially as any home grown [Read more]

Do UEFA Care About Football?
By L Dunsire |

“We care about football” A bold statement indeed, and one that you will often find connected to UEFA. But how much do they REALLY care about football? Many will argue that it is, in fact, money that UEFA care most about it. It wouldn’t really be a surprise, but while they chase the seemingly endless [Read more]

Time to think about the coefficient
By A Alexander |

The old firm fans who applaud poor results by the other side in Europe are overlooking the fact that every result by a Scottish team , no matter who it is, has an impact on the coefficient used by UEFA to determine the pots or the seedings for their club in future competitions. The further [Read more]

Club Profile: Malmö FF
By L Dunsire |

Following Rangers entry into the Champions League qualifying third round draw, it looks likely that their opponents will be Swedish side Malmö FF. Although the Scandinavians still face a second leg trip to face Faroe Islands side Tórshavn, their 2-0 first leg victory should be enough to carry them through – and if there is [Read more]

The best league in the world Ma(ars)e
By A Alexander |

Last night’s European champions league final surely dispelled the FA’s self acclaimed status of “best league in the world” so lovingly bestowed upon the Barclay’s Premier League. On the turf of their very own National Stadium the winners of the so called best league in the world were absolutely thrashed by the internationally accepted best [Read more]

The day the dream looked over
By A Alexander |

A personal account of Celtic’s European quarter final second leg against Vojvodina in March 1967